Merrily life rolls along

I couldn’t just leave you hanging.  I left you with a bit of a cliff hanger.  If I’ve done my writing well,  you are waiting to hear the outcome from yesterdays six-week follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon.

Well……..  I was literally knocked off my feet with the results

As you know I was a bit nervous about this appointment.  I had imagined how I would react to the worst possible news: e.g. the bone was not healing, or I had to continue to keep my weight off of this leg for another week, another two weeks.  I was ready.  I could taste freedom.  Let’s get on with it.

Here are the results.  X-rays were taken and examined.  The good news is that everything looks as it should.  My broken leg bone (shin) is mending.  More good news is that I can toss my leg brace (called a zimmer, by the way?).  Last night I slept on my side.  Heavenly…..  The shocking news for me is that I have to wait a further TWO MORE MONTHS before I can put weight on this leg! ….. What?  ….. There must be some mistake.  NOOOOOOO!!!

Yesterday that news seemed beyond comprehension.   I was just  stunned.

On our sad drive home I asked Warren to pick me up a chocolate bar.  My go-to response to stress.   We will get through this.  It is character building, but OMG!  I just wasn’t expecting this.

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball?  Do you run for chocolate?



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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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2 Responses to Merrily life rolls along

  1. Lorraine says:

    Hi Dianne:
    This is Lorraine your sister s friend from public school. My sister Joan broke her leg last summer. The upper part not the lower. But she was in the same condition mentally and physically as you after 2 months. The good news is when she was finally able to put weight on the leg the recovery speeded up considerably. It was just before Christmas. She has been going to physio and she is back to work. She actually went to physio before she could put weight on the leg. But then hers was the upper bone so she had to be able to bend her leg to a certain degree before she could walk on it. If the doctor has not spoke about physio you should ask at your next appointment to get the wheels turning so you don t have to wait 2 months for an appointment. You will probably need it to strengthen the muscles.

    This is the time to organize your family picture albums, read some horribly thick novel, get Netflix, make tons of lists and play on the computer. You can still plant flowers in June.

    My sister is 76. But your story of dragging yourself through the snow in the bitter cold is much worse than hers. She fell on the steps in her sons swimming pool. Then got lifted back to the house. My husband had heart surgery and as far as pain and recovery is concerned it s much worse to break your leg. So you have all my sympathy because I know exactly how much pain and inconvenience it is to not be able to do the simplest things like going to the bathroom. Hope things improve daily for you. Cathie will be home soon.

  2. I reach for the chocolate too. And ice cream. Fortunately, my appetite is low these days or Id have gained a ton.

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